Monday, November 15, 2010

A Passing

John Fiore, an old high school friend of mine, died yesterday morning after a long battle with leukemia. My sister Sue, who lives close to John's family in California, called to tell me the news. I had just been reading John's powerfully moving poems at breakfast. You can read them here.

I pulled off the highway yesterday afternoon to take this picture. See the square shaped opening between the two clouds? It looked to me like a window. There was a small rainbow sparkling on the left side of that opening, and I thought of John passing through that space. The cloud on the right looks like a white cat, and the cloud on the left, a hedgehog, perhaps. Two feathery white angels, nose to nose, paw to paw, forming a portal...


Godspeed, John.

5 comments:

Susan Beauchemin said...

I like this! I recommend, when you click to read John's poems and after you read "Like Water" , please click on his older post to read, "Angel", "Who I Was", and "I Believe"

Brad Gailey said...

All my sympathy on the passing of a friend, always a sad loss.

Brad

Rob S. said...

What a poignant story is this man's life. Thanks for posting this, Martha.

Showing up for the Muse said...

I am sorry for your loss. thank you for sharing your thoughts and insights about this man.

Dean Grey said...

(((HUGS))) Martha!

-Dean